Again from Metropolis, a good interview with John Bielenberg:
Yesterday at Project M lab you drew a doodle that read, “Remind me to keep an open mind.”
It’s so easy for us to be a victim of our own orthodoxy and synaptic connections. I’ve often thought about giving Project M’ers t-shirts that they have to wear the whole time that reads, “Please remind me to keep an open mind.” That’s why I wear this stupid little bracelet that says, “Live Wrong” because it’s always a reminder to me to think wrong.
How do we actively keep an open mind?
I try to surround myself with people that encourage that. If you’re just sitting in your cabin in the woods, it’s very easy to get wound up in your own thoughts and they reinforce each other…. The biggest thing is having people to play with, who get it, who are challenging and who keep the conversation activated like that.